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Lake Nakuru & Lake Bogoria

Lake Nakuru, the most famous of the many alkaline lakes in the Great Rift Valley, is close to the important town of Nakuru. At 73 sq miles (188 sq km) this small but attractive park is home to over 50 species of mammals, including both black and white rhino, Rothschild giraffe, leopard, waterbuck, buffalo, although it is most famous for the pink flamingos that can often number nearly two million. There are over 400 species of bird life recorded at Lake Nakuru and it is probably the best place in Kenya to see leopard. The eastern shore of the lake also has a wonderful forest of Euphorbia, which is unique in Kenya.

Lake Bogoria is located 20 miles (32 kms) south of Lake Baringo along the cliffs of the Rift Valley. This alkaline lake is a favorite of flamingos and is also famous for its many hot water geysers. It is a breeding ground for a large population of flamingos and has a sizeable population of Greater Kudu with their immense and beautiful spiral horns.